Arts Council, 1971-2014

RECORD GROUP: Other County Records
: 11800
: Arts Council
: 1971-2014
: 2 record cartons (2.5 cubic feet)

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MCAC State of the Art, front cover, May/June 2006


The record series comprises materials created or acquired by the Monmouth County Arts Council in conjunction with the organization’s mission to foster quality professional, educational, and amateur arts experiences for residents of Monmouth County and the greater Tri-State area. The Monmouth County Arts Council was founded in 1971 after the Junior League of Monmouth County surveyed the community and identified the need for a central agency to coordinate and assist all county artists and arts organizations. With seed money from the Junior League and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Council was designated as the official county arts agency, consisted of arts groups, artists, and supporters of the arts. Since then, the organization has provided assistance and services to strengthen the arts and the quality of life in Monmouth County.


The records consist of board minutes, reports, ephemera, photographs, documents and advertisements from events, publications, and press clippings. The materials arrived at the Archives in three record cartons, condensed into two after materials in large binders were rehoused more efficiently into archival folders.


This record series is open to researchers without restrictions.


The records are available upon request in the Jane Clayton Reading Room at the Monmouth County Archives, which is open for research from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, except holidays. Appointments are advised.


The records are arranged by subseries and chronologically within subseries.


Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-308-3771


The records were transferred to the Monmouth County Archives in December 2014 by Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director of the Monmouth County Arts Council. (Accession 2014-12).


The series was processed by Marisa R. Schweber, who completed this finding aid on May 27, 2015.

Box 1
Title Dates
1 Board Minutes 1971-1999
2 MCAC Bylaws: pre-1999 divesture 1999
3 Annual Reports 1988-2008
4 Reports and strategic plans 1972-2005
5 Financial Correspondence 1992-2001
6 Arts Education Awards 1998-2013
7 Teen Arts Festival 1980-2014
8 Arts in Monmouth (periodical) 1978-1992
9 State of the Art (periodical) 1993-1996
10 1997-1999
11 2000-2001
12 2002, Jan. – 2005, Aug.
13 2005, Sept.-2008
14 X?It Artzene (periodical) 2008-2010
15 Ephemera 1976-2003
16 Photographs 1997-2009


Box 2
Title Dates
1 Press Coverage 1970-2001
2 2002
3 2003
4 2004
5 2005, Jan.-Sept.
6 2005, Oct.-Dec.
7 2006
8 2007, Jan. – June
9 2007, July-Dec.
10 2008, Jan.-April
11 2008, May-2009, April